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Elim Garak, a Cardassian official

NPC Species
Alpha Quadrant
Planet of Origin:
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Tanora Zuval, a Cardassian female

Cardassians are the dominant species of the Cardassian Union. Their home world is Cardassia in the Alpha Quadrant. After the Dominion War the Cardassians have struggled to reform their society.

Cardassians are a playable race in Star Trek Online for the 25th century Starfleet and KDF factions, however they must be unlocked from the Cryptic Store for 1000 Zen small icon.png. Purchasing playable Cardassian race also unlocks common Cardassian bridge officers purchasable from any bridge officer vendor, and the Cardassian uniform.

Physical appearance[edit | edit source]

Cardassians are gray skinned humanoids. They are easily identified by their unusually wide necks and a spoon-shaped bone on their foreheads. Cardassians favor heat and aridity, conditions also found on Cardassia.

Other information[edit | edit source]

The Cardassian Union, in the 24th century, was an aggressive, military-dominated, and expansionist power (similar to the Klingon Empire). They conquered and occupied Bajor for approximately half the century, constructing the space station Terok Nor (now known as Deep Space Nine) as a base of operations for the occupation forces. During this time, Cardassian forces also fought a minor war against the Federation.

During the 2360s, the Cardassian Union was forced to evacuate its occupation forces from Bajor and sign a treaty with the Federation. A Demilitarized Zone was created along the new Federation-Cardassian border to protect a number of colonies which had found themselves on the 'wrong' sides of the new border. The colonists then engaged in a minor war with one another (the Federation colonists calling themselves the Maquis, and the Cardassian colonists being secretly backed by the Cardassian government). Eventually, as the Dominion War began, the Cardassian colonists emerged victorious, the Maquis colonies were destroyed, and the area was re-occupied by the Dominion and Cardassian forces.

During the Dominion War, the Cardassian Union was an ally and member of the Dominion.

Traits[edit | edit source]

People[edit | edit source]

NPCs[edit | edit source]

See List of Cardassian NPCs

Duty officers[edit | edit source]

See List of Cardassian duty officers

External links[edit | edit source]

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Cardassian Union
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Details Cardassian UnionCardassianCardassia Prime
Ground Forces Gil • Glinn • Gul • Interrogator • Legate • Assault Legate
Starships Hideki Class • Galor Class • Keldon Class
NPCs Antos • Elim Garak • Natima Lang • Surjan • Rugan Skyl
NPC starships C.U.V. Damar • C.U.V. Tain
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True Way Alliance
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Details True Way AllianceCardassian • Alpha Jem'Hadar • Vorta • ChangelingDevos System • New Link • Orias III
Ground Forces Gil • Glinn • Jem'Hadar Soldier • Gul • Jem'Hadar Veteran • Interrogator • Jem'Hadar Elder • Legate • Assault Legate • Founder
Starships Hideki Class • Jem'Hadar Attack Ship (Mob) • Galor Class • Jem'Hadar Heavy Escort • Keldon Class • Jem'Hadar Battleship • Jem'Hadar Dreadnought
NPCs Haneri • Kardek • Laas • Lamat'Ukan • Madred • Makkan • Mutak • Neman
NPC starships Axon • Grenivok • Kriger • Torhne